Weather Source Brings Big Weather Data to Google Cloud Platform

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Weather Source, a leading provider of past, present and forecast weather data, recently made OnPoint Weather available through Google Cloud Platform’s Commercial Dataset program.

Google Cloud Platform users now have on-demand access to OnPoint Weather from 2000 to present and with a forecast view of 10 days. OnPoint Weather allows users the ability to quickly correlate business information with weather data for useful and actionable business intelligence.

OnPoint Weather provides users with analytics grade weather information at hyper-local resolutions. Our proprietary OnPoint Weather system uses deep problem solving methods on numerous sources of raw weather data from satellites, radar, weather stations, weather models, and other sources to create a meteorologically accurate weather dataset designed from the ground up for use in business analytics. The OnPoint Grid supports nearly 2,000,000 points which means you can access weather information that is truly local to your location of interest. Comparatively, there are only about 3,500 airport weather stations that provide routine observations, and these airports can be hundreds of miles apart and too far from your location of interest to be meaningful or actionable.

In addition to OnPoint Weather, OnPoint Climatology is also available in Google Cloud Platform. OnPoint Climatology provides users with valuable insight into what ‘average’ weather is for any location at any point in time. Understanding the average values enables users to determine if weather values are above or below average and by how much. Another valuable use of the OnPoint Climatology is as a long-range forecast tool. Unlike traditional forecasts that are less reliable for longer time periods, OnPoint Climatology provides a quantified estimate of what weather to expect weeks or months forward.

“Weather Source is excited about the opportunity that Google Cloud Platform presents and we are confident Weather Source will be a valuable addition to the Google Cloud Platform. Weather Source’s products are novel and powerful and allow customers the ability to engage in accurate and meaningful data analysis with our comprehensive and hyper-local weather data. We are also excited about the solutions we intend to bring to Google Cloud Platform and engaging with customers to get the most out of our weather data,” stated Mark Gibbas, CEO of Weather Source.

OnPoint Weather is available via Google Cloud Platform leveraging BigQuery and the Commercial Dataset program, allowing users the ability to process a virtually unlimited number of customer requests with blistering speed.

About Weather Source

Since 2004, Weather Source has been providing comprehensive and accurate past, present and forecast weather data. Drawing on cutting-edge science, data analytics and meteorological expertise, Weather Source’s data enables companies to reduce waste, increase return on investment, fine-tune logistics, optimize marketing strategy, and improve resource planning.

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